I started as Policy Adviser, Skills at the Heritage Lottery Fund in June 2017. I have managed two Skills for the Future traineeship projects, 'Transforming Archives' led by The National Archives and 'Conserving Local Communities' Heritage' led by Glamorgan Archives. Both projects were designed to address identified skills shortages in the heritage sector and increase the diversity of the heritage workforce through bringing trainees into the workforce through new routes. I am a qualified archivist (and a Registered Member of the ARA) and I have specialised in workforce development, including working for a Sector Skills Council to develop National Occupational Standards (NOS), apprenticeship frameworks and vocational qualifications. I am also a qualified assessor and verifier and have assessed candidates at Level 2 and 3 working in libraries, archives and museums.
What's going on in our community
Yesterday we hosted an engaging live chat about archives , with a host of expert guest who have worked with everything from photos and glass plate negatives, to sound recordings, and even seal blubber stove smoke-stained diaries, maps and letters! It was great to hear about the variety of routes... read more
As part of the HLF South East England Team’s focus on LGBT+ Heritage, we welcome Beth Asbury, the project manager for Out in Oxford , to have a chat with us. The Out In Oxford project, based at the Pitt Rivers Museum, created an LGBT+ Heritage Trail across all of the University of Oxford’s... read more
We have compiled a short handout containing top tips for planning and delivering a project focused on, or involving, community archaeology. It covers: The archaeology project life-cycle Types of activities that can be included Rough guide to costs and support needs Important points to consider... read more
HLF recently spoke to Sado Jirde , Director at the Black South West Network (BSWN), about the HLF-supported There IS Black In The Union Jack project (#ThereISBlackInTheUnionJack). Sado, There IS Black In The Union Jack is a film and history project by BSWN which looks at the relationships between... read more